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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Hebrews 5



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Verse 1

from among. Greek. ek. App-104.

men. Greek. anthropos. App-123.

pertaining to. Greek.

pros. App-104.

God. App-98.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

offer. Greek. prosphero. Occurs twenty times in Hebrews in relation to blood and bloodless "offerings". Elsewhere, only in Gospels and Acts. In the Septuagint over a hundred times, eighty times in the Pentateuch.

sins. Greek. hamartia. App-128.

Verse 2

Who can = Being able (to).

have compassion on. Greek. metriopatheo. Only here.

ignorant. Greek. agnoeo. Sinners through ignorance. Leviticus 4:2, Leviticus 4:22, Leviticus 4:27. Numbers 15:28.

them, &c. = erring (Leviticus 5:1 - Hebrews 6:7). Compare App-128.

compassed with. Greek. perikeimai. Here, Hebrews 12:1. Mark 9:42. Luke 17:2. Acts 28:20.

infirmity. See Hebrews 4:15.

Verse 3

by reason hereof = on account of (Greek. dia. App-104. Hebrews 5:2) it. See Leviticus 4:3-12.

for = concerning. Greek. peri. App-104.

people. See Acts 2:47.

also, &c = for himself also.

for. The texts read App-104.

Verse 4

no man = not (Greek. ou) any (Greek. tis) one.

unto = to.

he that is. The texts omit.

called = when called.

as, &c. = even as Aaron also was. Compare Exodus 28:1. Numbers 3:10; and contrast Numbers 16:1-40.

Verse 5

also, &c. = Christ (App-98. IX) also.

glorified. See p. 1511.

an. Omit.

High Priest. See Hebrews 2:17.

said. Greek. laleo. App-121.

Thou, &c. See Hebrews 1:5.

Verse 6

also, &c. = in another place also.

another. Greek. heteros. App-124.

Priest. Greek. hiereus.

for ever. App-151. a. i.e. for the (coming) age, the Messianic reign. The priesthood ends when He delivers up the kingdom. See 1 Corinthians 15:24. Compare Revelation 21:22. In the "day of God" succeeding, there will be no Temple (Revelation 21:22), therefore neither "priest" nor "offerings".

after = according to. Greek. kata. App-104.

order. Greek. taxis. Here, Hebrews 5:10; Hebrews 6:20; Hebrews 7:11, Hebrews 7:17, Hebrews 7:21. Luke 1:8. 1 Corinthians 14:40. Colossians 2:5.

Melchisedec. See Hebrews 7:1. Cited from Psalms 110:4.

Verse 7

when He had = having.

prayers = both prayers. Greek. deesis. App-134.

supplications. Greek. hiketeria. Only here. In classical Greek the olive branch in the hand of a suppliant, implying need and claim.

with. Greek. meta. App-104.

crying. Greek. krauge. See Acts 23:9.

death. Not from death, for the Greek word is ek, not apo. He went down into death, but was saved out of (Greek. ek) it by resurrection.

in that, &c = for (Greek. apo. Compare Acts 12:14) His piety, or godly fear (Greek. eulabeia. Here and Hebrews 12:28). This verse is a Divine supplement to the Gospel records.

Verse 8

a. Omit.

Son. Greek. huios. App-108. See Hebrews 1:2.

obedience. See Romans 5:19.

by = from. Greek. apo. App-104.

Verse 9

being, &c. = having been perfected. Greek. teleioo App-125.

Author = Causer. Greek. aitios. Only here.

eternal. App-151.

Verse 10

Called . . . an = Having been designated. Greek. prosagoreuomai. Only here.

Verse 11

Of = Concerning. Greek. peri. App-104.

many things. Literally much word (Greek. logos. App-121.)

hard to be uttered = difficult to explain. Greek. dusermeneutos. Only here.

seeing = since.

are = have become.

dull. Same as "slothful" (Hebrews 6:12). Greek. nothros. Only in these two verses. Compare Matthew 13:14, Matthew 13:15. Acts 28:27.

Verse 12

for = by reason of. Greek. dia. App-104. Hebrews 5:2.

one. App-123.

first principles = rudiments (Greek. stoicheion. See Galatians 1:4, Galatians 1:3) of the beginning (Greek. arche. App-172.)

oracles. Greek. logion. See Acts 7:38. Romans 3:2.

milk. Compare 1 Corinthians 3:2. 1 Peter 2:2.

strong meat = solid food.

Verse 13

useth = partaketh of. Greek. metecho. See Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 7:13 (pertaineth to) and 1 Corinthians 9:10.

unskilful = inexperienced of. Greek. apeiros. Only here.

word. Greek. logos, as Hebrews 5:11.

righteousness. Greek. dikaiosune. App-191.

babe. Greek. nepios. App-108.

Verse 14

of full age. Greek. teleios. App-123.

use. Greek. hexis. App-125. Only here.

senses. Greek. aistheterion. Compare Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:9.

exercised = trained. Greek. gumnazo. See 1 Timothy 4:7.

to discern = for (Greek. pros, as Hebrews 5:5) the discrimination (Greek. diakrisis. See Romans 14:1) of. Compare App-122.

evil. Greek. kakos. App-128.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Hebrews 5:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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